Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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32 P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E – S P R I N G | S U M M E R 2 0 1 6 B U S I N E S S A N D E C O N O M Y groundbreaking ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. Boca Raton has established partnerships with the Florida Depart- ment of Economic Opportunity, Palm Beach County, The Business Develop- ment Board of Palm Beach County and The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. Sikorsky Aircraft 17900 Beeline Hwy. • Jupiter, 33478 561-775-5200 • Now a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky Aircraft employs over 1,180 people in Palm Beach county. Lockheed also has a military submersibles opera- tion in West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach. Sikorsky's campus is in a rural area where the company tests helicop- ters with sound barriers. The company has invested $2.4 million of a planned $10.3 million (by 2018) into the Palm Beach helicopter facility. Palm Beach State College 4200 S Congress Ave. Lake Worth, 33461 • 561-967-7222 Palm Beach State College serves Palm Beach County's 1.3 million residents in beginning their college education. PBSC is the largest institution of higher education in the county, serving about 48,000 students annually. One of 28 insti- tutions in the Florida College System, PBSC offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, professional certificates, career training, corporate and continuing educa- tion, and lifelong learning. Students may choose to enroll at campus locations in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade, or to take convenient eLearning courses offered online. Construction is under way for a fifth campus in Loxahatchee Groves, opening in 2016. The estimated accumu- lated contribution of Palm Beach State instruction received by former students annually adds some $979.9 million in income to Palm Beach County. G4S Secure Solutions USA (headquarters) 1395 University Blvd. • Jupiter, 33458 561-691-6669 • Formerly known in the United States as Wackenhut, G4S focuses on advancing the safety and security of businesses and governments, ensuring the security of key assets — people, property, products and reputation. The headquarters in Jupiter employes over 1,100 people. The company has operations in more than 100 countries and has 611,000 employees worldwide, with 54,000 in North America. The company has deployed 3 million miles of fiber optic cable and completed more than 1,500 complex security systems around the world. The company's secu- rity systems are used at every U.S. Marine Corps base in the world. Bank of America Countywide locations Charlotte, NC-based Bank of America is the second largest bank in the country and it employes over 1,000 people in Palm Beach County, with banks at many locations. Bank of America provides products and services through its 5,100 banking centers, 16,300 ATMs, telephone call centers, and online and mobile banking platforms. BofA offers a Consumer Real Estate Services segment with both fixed and adjustable-rate first- lien mortgage loans for home purchase and refinancing needs, home equity lines of credit, and home equity loans. The bank serves approximately 50 million customers, both in the United States and in more than 40 countries. South Florida Water Management District 3301 Gun Club Road West Palm Beach, 33406 561-686-8800 • The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 8.1 million residents. It employs 978 people in Palm Beach County, and is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving flood control, water supply, water quality and natural systems. A key initiative is the restoration of America's Everglades – the largest environmental restoration project in the nation's history. The district is also working to improve the Kissimmee River and its floodplain, Lake Okeechobee and South Florida's coastal estuaries. FirstService Residential 6300 Park of Commerce Blvd. Boca Raton, 33487 • 561-997-4045 18 19 20 21 22 23

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